Department of Defense(D.O.D.)

Defending America

Mission Statement

Mission statement of the Department of Defense is to provide the military forces to deter war and to protect the security of our country.


The leader of the D.O.D. is Chuck Hagel (CEO). He was the 24th man to be sworn in as Secretary of Defense on February 27th, 2013. The reason he is in office is because he was appointed by Obama with consent and advice from the Senate.


Their base budget is $613.9 billion which is spent on anything that deals with the military except for employees and soldiers.

History of D.O.D.

The war department was created in 1789, but the D.O.D. was officially founded in 1947 by Harry Truman

Its current issues are fights with ISIS, the fight in Afghanistan, and preventing terrorist attacks.


The purpose of the Department of Defense is to protect our country from enemies, and give ability to American to have more freedom and feel secure. It is one of the most important departments in this country.